Cairo: An Egyptian woman was arrested for endangering her son's life by pushing him out of a window to enter another balcony - after she had locked herself out of the apartment, a report in Khaleej Times said.
The scene - captured in a viral video - shows the mother pushing her scared crying child out of the window.
Fortunately, the child survived the harrowing ordeal as he had held onto the edge of the balcony tightly.
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After the incident, the mother was arrested and the Egyptian government got involved to rehabilitate the mother and the child.
According to local media reports, the father of the child, Abd El Razik Abou Zayed, was absent during the incident, and learnt about it from his neighbours.
He suggested that the mother was apparently helpless in the situation, when she could have instead asked for help from the neighbours or a locksmith.
He opined that the mother only wanted to 'punish the child and scare him'.
Additionally, he added that the public prosecution had interrogated the mother on Saturday for further legal procedures.
Meanwhile, the government has announced that the mother, the child and the rest of the family would undergo psychiatric checkup to ensure their safety in the future.